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Lawyers to urge no restrictions for Reagan shooter Hinckley

Lawyers for John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, are scheduled to argue in court Monday that the 66-year-old should be freed from restrictions placed on him after he moved out of a Washington hospital in 2016. Since Hinckley's move to Williamsburg, ...

Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found in 1853 as part of a 12-tablet collection in ...

Harris ‘View’ interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris' live interview on "The View" was abruptly delayed Friday after two hosts of the talk show learned they had tested positive for COVID-19 moments before Harris was to join them on the set. Cohost Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro were at the ...

California to replace the word ‘alien’ from its laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will strike the word "alien" from its state laws, getting rid of what Gov. Gavin Newsom called "an offensive term for a human being" that has "fueled a divisive and hurtful narrative." Newsom on Friday signed a law that removes the word from various ...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona's largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of fraud, the firm hired by ...

Georgia homeless camp faces removal; residents weigh options

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Flora Harlow has become used to change. Over the last several years she has been in and out of permanent housing, at times working while being homeless. Today she lives with others in a small encampment colloquially called "Cooterville" by some. The tight-knit community ...

US police departments clamoring for de-escalation training

SACO, Maine (AP) — Angry over being fired, a former employee slashed the tires of his boss' vehicle and still held the knife when police officers arrived. Three officers positioned themselves at a safe distance as the man yelled and ranted. One officer had a stun gun, another a handgun. The ...

More rental aid is reaching tenants to stave off eviction

Almost a month after a federal eviction moratorium ended, the Treasury Department said Friday that states and cities distributed money for nearly 1.4 million payments in August and the pace picked up from the month before. More than 16.5% of the tens of billions of dollars in federal rental ...

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's presidential center will move another step closer to its brick-and-mortar future next week when ground is broken after years of reviews, other delays and continued local opposition. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will join Illinois Gov. J.B. ...

In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises

AMELIA, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling "tent city" with enormous, air-conditioned tents for workers, a ...